Anadolu Agency's (AA) productions in the first half of 2013 increased compared to the same period of 2012.
AA's total production of performance increased 60 percent in exclusive and routine news, including photos and displays, said AA's follow analysis of the first six months of 2012-2013.
Total number of daily news reached 2,194 with an increase of 60 percent.
It's set forth that an important increase on yearly basis will also take place. Number of exclusive news in the first half of 2013 increased 30 percent compared to the previous year's same period, where number of photos increased 64 percent and number of displays increased 29 percent in 2013's first six months. Visitors of AA's institutional website increased 49 percent in the first half of 2013 within the scope of new media practices.
Page view of AA's website increased 70 percent, liking on Facebook increased 46 percent, and Twitter follower number increased 386 percent. Though the number of news increase, editing rate decreased 6 percent.
Having been founded on April 6, 1920, 17 days before the Turkish Parliament convened for the first time, Anadolu Agency (AA) helped announcing the first legislation by the Parliament that established the Republic.Anadolu Agency witnessed all stages of the National Struggle, the War of Independence and reforms of the Republic.
AA actively cooperates with and receives news items from international news agencies such as the Associated Press (United States), AFP (France), DPA (Germany), EFE (Spain), ANSA (Italy), XINHUA (People's Republic of China) as well as with 100 state-run news agencies from around the world. These news items are offered to the media in Turkey and AA reports developments in Turkey to the news agencies its cooperates with.
Anadolu Agency holds the rotating presidency of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) since 2010. AA is also among the founding members of the European Alliance of News Agencies, Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies, Alliance of News Agencies of the Turkic Speaking Countries and the Association of the Balkan News Agencies-Southeast Europe.
Following visits by Anadolu Agency executives in spring 2012, AA also decided to engage in cooperation with United Arab Emirates National Media Council, Emirates News Agency, Al Jazeera TV network, Qatar News Agency and Kuwait News Agency.